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Senior Contract Specialist

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Work type: Fixed Term Fulltime
Location: Perth
Categories: Professional

CITIC Pacific Mining is the developer and operator of the Sino Iron project, a world class magnetite processing operation at Cape Preston, 100km south west of Karratha in Western Australia. An industrial megaproject, Sino Iron is already the largest magnetite mining, processing and export operation in Australia, shipping a premium concentrate product to overseas steel mills. Dedicated infrastructure includes the concentrator area, port facilities, a combined-cycle gas-fired power station, desalination plant and 30km slurry pipeline. With a mine life of more than 30 years, Sino Iron heralds a new downstream industry for Western Australia, delivering significant socio-economic benefits to the community for decades to come.

The Opportunity

CITIC Pacific Mining requires a Senior Contracts Specialist to join our Perth based Contracts team, on a 12 month’s fixed term contract. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player who is comfortable with all areas of contract lifecycle management from preparation and administration of tenders through to claims management and contract close-out.

The Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Contracts Manager, the Senior Contracts Specialist is responsible for the effective management of the contracts process including the ongoing administration of live contracts related to the Sino Iron Operation in accordance with CITIC Pacific Mining's policies and procedures.

High Level Responsibilities

  • Provide commercial advice and develop/implement practical strategies to procure and manage complex and/or high-risk contracts.
  • Provide leadership for Contracts Specialists, particularly during joint engagements, focused on ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality contract documentation.
  • Help to develop a service-oriented and outcome based culture to benefit internal stakeholder groups.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and administration of internal procedures to ensure consistency and timely delivery of goods, services and works to meet business requirements.

Examples of specific work requirements

  • Prepare tender packages by liaising with and coordinating the activities of other participating teams (e.g. cost control, technical etc.).
  • Conducting tendering activities including completing and compiling formal evaluations, conducting post-tender clarifications and negotiations, documenting all formal meetings such as shortlisting meetings and liaising with tender evaluation panel members to drive tender outcomes and timelines.
  • Managing a contracts portfolio spanning multiple business units (e.g. Mining, Processing and Port etc.) and multiple contract types (services, works and supply).
  • Address and resolve vendor performance issues, variation claims and dispute resolution matters in conjunction with inputs from relevant internal stakeholders.
  • As required, provide general contractual advice and assistance to contract owners in respect to ongoing or proposed contracts.

Candidate Requirements

We are seek applications from suitably experienced individuals, who are degree qualified in Law, Commerce, Business Management, Engineering, or other related disciplines.

You will have at least 3 years at Contracts Engineer level where timelines and attention to detail were mandatory and be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the contract procurement and management process.

You will have excellent analytical, problem solving and time management skills, possess significant experience in a similar role within the resource industry and have a proven track record in the development of goods, services and works contracts. You will also be able to demonstrate previous success in contract drafting and negotiations, including dispute/claim resolution and managing contractor relationships.

Personally, you will have highly advanced communication skills (oral & written), high attention to detail, advanced computer literacy and have the ability to operate in both a team environment and independently.

The Application

Short listing for this position will commence immediately. To enable us to process your application as quickly as possible simply click on the 'Apply' button below.

Please note: it is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application.

Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position. Direct applications are welcome.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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